I have always loved working with children because of their energy, enthusiasm and humor. Children are amazingly resilient, and no matter what happens, they keep on going!
As a general pediatrician, I enjoy working in primary care because I see a wide array of patients for many different reasons. I provide routine well-child care and ill-child care, and I treat behavioral and developmental concerns. I love the variety of people and pediatric conditions I interact with each day!
My care philosophy is, "Never count out any child. Everyone deserves a chance to thrive."
I have won several teaching and mentoring awards, which I feel reflects my love of working with medical students and residents. I received the:
In addition to caring for patients, I am also involved in some medical education research. We are evaluating ways to deliver medical education more effectively.
I have been married since 2001 and have two sons, Mark and Tom. Before joining the Cincinnati Children’s primary care team, I worked in pediatric private practice for five years. I like to compete in bake-offs with my co-workers — even though I always seem to lose!
MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2001.
Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.
Certification: Pediatrics, 2004.
Resident and medical student education; immunizations; general pediatrics; care of underserved children.
General and Community Pediatrics, Primary Care
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